FT Assistant Professor - Paralegal

Location
Lansing, Michigan
Salary
FT Faculty-Pay Based on FT Faculty Salary Schedule
Posted
May 24, 2018
Institution Type
Community College

The Lansing Community College Technical Careers Division, led by exceptional faculty in over 30 program areas, is seeking individuals who possess strong knowledge and skills in their field and have a passion to share their expertise with tomorrow’s emerging workforce.  We focus on providing students with high quality education and training, including significant hands-on learning opportunities.  If you seek an opportunity to work with a great team of faculty and staff committed to student success in a professionally driven environment, then consider the following opportunity.  

The Paralegal program is seeking a full-time faculty member to both instruct courses related to the paralegal profession consistent with current developments in the discipline and teaching methods and also serve as the Lead Faculty for the program. With that, a working knowledge of the paralegal field to include training, educational requirements, American Bar Association (ABA) program approval requirements, certification opportunities, and practical job responsibilities is desired.  The selected faculty member will participate in program/department meetings and divisional/college-wide committees with a focus on continual improvement of programs and learning outcomes.  Participation in curriculum and course development, course and program coordination, tutoring and advising students, mentoring and reviewing peers, and shared governance of the College are responsibilities of the position.  The incumbent must demonstrate a commitment to the diversity of a multi-cultural population as well as work effectively in a team-based environment while seeking continuous improvement and adherence to the community college philosophy.  A commitment to professional development and learning is needed as the paralegal profession continues to grow. The successful candidate will enjoy working with diverse populations but still demonstrate an ability to connect one-on-one with students. Possessing outstanding listening skills combined with the ability to understand the needs of others, demonstrate flexibility and maintain a high work ethic and integrity are paramount to the success of the program.

Required:

  • Juris Doctor degree from an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school
  • Teaching experience in legal and/or paralegal field
  • Five years professional experience in the legal field

Strongly Preferred:

  • Working knowledge of the ABA Guidelines for the Approval of PARALEGAL Education Programs
  • Experience with the ABA paralegal program approval/re-approval process
  • Experience with professional paralegal associations such as AAfPE, NALA, and NFPA
  • Experience advising students on curriculum related matters, such as making sure that they are on target for completing their course of study  
  • Experience with alternate delivery methods for courses including online, hybrid, and video.

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